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24th July, 2017 - 1:47 pm
cityfibre street works pavement and road

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre has today announced that the first connections on their new £3.24 million Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea have gone live. The deployment in Essex is being supported by business ISP Onecom. Read More..

24th July, 2017 - 12:15 pm
virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Cable operator Virgin Media has had to roll back on part of last year’s pledge to roll-out their ultrafast broadband and TV network across the large Berkshire village of Wargrave. Apparently the work would cause too much disruption and there hasn’t been enough demand in related streets. Read More..

24th July, 2017 - 9:13 am
talktalk business logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

Consumers who use a broadband connection supplied via TalkTalk Business‘s wholesale network (not the same as their retail ISP), which is used by a wide variety of ISPs in the United Kingdom, may see an improvement in congestion and packet loss from midnight on 1st August 2017. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 5:18 pm
broadband infrastructure group big uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 28 Comments

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group (BIG), which is led by Grant Shapps (Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield), will next week publish their new Broadbad 2.0 report that is expected to highlight a number of problems with the state of broadband in the UK and call for improvements. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 5:13 pm
openreach_2017_engineer_jacket

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England has celebrated after their joint contract with Openreach (BT) managed to push the local coverage of FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 90% of homes and businesses, with 98% being the next target for 2020. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 4:35 pm
openreach 2017 rural telegraph pole engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in England has published an update on their development of a third contract, which would use £1.23 million of public investment to push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) availability beyond the current target and towards universal coverage. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 8:32 am
Vodafone UK 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

Telecoms and internet provider Vodafone has today reported that they added +29K new customers to their UK home broadband service in Q2 2017 (total 245,000), which is down from the +33K added in Q1 (calendar). Meanwhile their 4G population coverage has reached 97%. Read More..

21st July, 2017 - 8:06 am
shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The Scottish Government (SNP) has launched a new consultation on plans to “raise standards and improve the quality of road works” in Scotland, which should be of interest to any major broadband infrastructure builders in the country (e.g. Cityfibre, BT and Virgin Media) as it could affect their work. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 2:11 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Low cost ISP TalkTalk, which already blocks nuisance calls at a network level (last month they blocked more than 100 million scam calls), has today announced improvements that will introduce further protection for customers and at no extra cost. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 1:44 pm
call_flow_street_cabinet_slu_fttc

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Alternative network ISP Call Flow Solutions has signed a new deal that will see it deploying ADTRAN’s next generation 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) symmetric Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband solution, which is based off the latest XGS-PON (ITU-T G.9807.1) standard. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am
farming uk rural areas

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 9:43 am
gfast_sckipio

Author: Mark Jackson | 4 Comments

German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom and ADTRAN, which supplies the kit being used in various broadband roll-outs around the world, have conducted lab trials of the new hybrid-fibre G.fast technology using the 212MHz and coordinated Dynamic Time Allocation (cDTA) upgrades. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 9:00 am
Isle of Skye

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays. Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 7:44 am
openreach 2017 street cabinet engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The South Gloucestershire Council in England, which is already working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 97% of the region by December 2017, has signed a new £3m contract that will benefit a further 4,300 premises (3,800 via FTTP). Read More..

20th July, 2017 - 12:01 am
gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 16 Comments

A number of rural communities in Worcestershire (England) have been left to continue suffering from slow broadband speeds after Gigaclear abandoned their remaining commercial 1Gbps FTTP deployment plans due to problems with economic viability and permits. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 1:19 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Internet provider TalkTalk has today issued one of their short quarterly trading updates, which didn’t reveal a lot but we do learn that during Q2 2017 (calendar) the provider added another +20,000 on-net broadband and line rental customers (total 3,967,000) and churn fell to just 1.2%. Read More..

19th July, 2017 - 11:47 am
ecom_buckinghamshire_fttp_rollout

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Little known ISP Ecom (Electronic Communities) has revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re building a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to several rural villages in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire (i.e. Dunton, through Creslow and on to Whitchurch with more to follow). Read More..

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